THORSON, Rier

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Newark, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’1¾”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Jan 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered there on the same day. Bounty $302. Private. Wounded in a hand at the battle of Resaca, Georgia, 14 May 1864, and sent to a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, on 1 Jan 1865. Transferred to Company I of the Wisconsin 13th Regiment on 10 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9; red book vol 18, p184; vol 20, p106) (Buslett p545) (Ulvestad p336) “Thoresen, Reier” “Thorson, Reid”

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